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File:Intestinal organoid.PNG|thumb|Intestinal organoid grown from Lgr5+ stem cells. An '''organoid''' is a miniaturized and simplified version of an Organ (anatomy)|organ produced in vitro in three dimensions that shows realistic micro-anatomy. They are derived from one or a few Cell (biology)|cells from a Tissue (biology)|tissue, embryonic stem cells or induced pluripotent stem cells, which can Self-organization|self-organize in three-dimensional culture owing to their Stem cell|self-renewal and Cellular differentiation|differentiation capacities. The technique for growing organoids has rapidly improved since the early 2010s, and it was named by ''The Scientist (magazine)|The Scientist'' as one of the biggest scientific advancements of 2013.
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